When my first wife kicked me out, I bought a copy of Delia Smith's Cookery Course. I feel now like I have been betrayed. Especially since I have been trying to show people that you can easily prepare good food - mostly from scratch - on my flickr site. It really is not hard to do. And yes there are short cuts, and some places have good preprepared meals. But that does not mean you have to endorse "convenience food" which is often loaded with preservatives and other chemicals and often does not taste nearly as good as stuff you could do yourself, with very little effort.
But I also abhor the very idea of burning books